[Samba] Windows 8.1 client not able to see and connect to samba server

Eike Hinderk Jürrens e.h.juerrens at 52north.org
Wed Nov 19 04:36:42 MST 2014

Hi Jakub,
find my answers inline.

On 18.11.2014 15:47, Jakub Kulesza wrote:
> Is the time on the machine set properly?

The server is using UTC and the client is using UTC+1 (CET).

>  Have you joined the domain with the new machine or not?

The server is in STANDALONE mode and part of the workinggroup as all
clients. Network/share discovery is activated, hence the failing client
detects some other resources on the network.

Kind regards,

> 2014-11-18 14:05 GMT+01:00 Eike Hinderk Jürrens <e.h.juerrens at 52north.org>:
>> Hi,
>> I am using a samba server for file sharing in our companies IPv4 based
>> LAN. The samba server is running as VM on a ubuntu 14.04 qemu/kvm host
>> using ubuntu 14.04 as OS.
>> I am using the lastet version available for samba:
>> 4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.3
>> My Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 client are able to find the server and
>> connect to the shares but the Windows 8.1 client of a colleague is not
>> able to find and connect to the server.
>> The failing client is able to ping the IP of the samba server but when
>> connecting to it, I get the following error message:
>> 0x80004005 unspecified error
>> Searching for this error results in some hits that requires to change
>> three registry entries under
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManWorkstation\Parameters]
>> DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode 1
>> DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired 0
>> DWORD RequireSecureNegotiate 0
>> All three do not solve the problem.
>> Any ideas where to look next?
>> Kind regards,
>> Eike

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